prayer shawl

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prayer shawl

See tallit.

prayer shawl

(Judaism) Judaism another word for tallit


or tal•lit

(ˈtɑ lɪs; Heb. tɑˈlit)

n., pl. tal•li•thim, tal•li•tim (tɑˈleɪ sɪm, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Heb. tɑ liˈtim)
a shawl with fringes at the four corners, worn around the shoulders or over the head by Jews during prayer.
[1605–15; < Hebrew ṭallīth literally, cover, cloak]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prayer shawl - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each cornerprayer shawl - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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